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Performing the American frontier, 1870-1906, Roger A. Hall

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Performing the American frontier, 1870-1906
Title
Performing the American frontier, 1870-1906
Statement of responsibility
Roger A. Hall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Performing the American Frontier 1870-1906 examines how the American frontier was presented in theatrical productions during the critical period from the end of the Civil War to the beginning of cinema. In chronological fashion, the book explores the post-Civil War resurgence of interest in drama about the frontier, which led to a host of action-packed melodramas. From famous personages such as Mark Twain and "Buffalo Bill" Cody to lesser-known individuals such as Native American playwright and actress Gowongo Mohawk, Hall examines the plays, the players, and the playwrights who helped to define the American westward migration in theatrical terms and covers the complete dramatic experience including scenery, performance, and staging. The book demonstrates the extraordinary variety of subject matter and theatrical styles used to dramatize the frontier, and places frontier drama within the context of its society by framing the productions with the contemporary debates on national policies."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Hall, Roger A
Dewey number
812/.409355
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS338.F76
LC item number
H35 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in American theatre and drama
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American drama
  • Frontier and pioneer life in literature
  • American drama
  • American drama
  • Pioneers in literature
  • West (U.S.)
Label
Performing the American frontier, 1870-1906, Roger A. Hall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 254-262) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Davy Crockett.
  • Herring, Wood, Winter, Frayne, and others.
  • Captain Jack, Donald MacKay, and George Custer
  • 3.
  • Prominence: 1877-1883.
  • McKee Rankin, Joaquin Miller, and The Danites.
  • Annie Pixley, Kate Mayhew, and M'liss.
  • Louis Aldrich, Charles Parsloe, and My Partner.
  • Jesse James
  • 4.
  • 1.
  • Phenomenon: 1883-1892.
  • Buffalo Bill's Wild West.
  • Other Wild West shows.
  • Frontier drama in the theatre
  • 5.
  • Respect: 1893-1899.
  • David Belasco and The Girl I Left Behind Me.
  • Augustus Thomas and In Mizzoura.
  • Assimilation, train robberies, cowboys, and ladies
  • 6.
  • Reemergence: 1870-1872.
  • Dominance: 1899-1906.
  • Arizona.
  • The Virginian
  • Across the Continent.
  • Horizon.
  • Kit, the Arkansas Traveller
  • 2.
  • Explosion: 1872-1876.
  • Buffalo Bill.
Control code
45446514
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 281 pages
Isbn
9780521793209
Lccn
00065138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Performing the American frontier, 1870-1906, Roger A. Hall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 254-262) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Davy Crockett.
  • Herring, Wood, Winter, Frayne, and others.
  • Captain Jack, Donald MacKay, and George Custer
  • 3.
  • Prominence: 1877-1883.
  • McKee Rankin, Joaquin Miller, and The Danites.
  • Annie Pixley, Kate Mayhew, and M'liss.
  • Louis Aldrich, Charles Parsloe, and My Partner.
  • Jesse James
  • 4.
  • 1.
  • Phenomenon: 1883-1892.
  • Buffalo Bill's Wild West.
  • Other Wild West shows.
  • Frontier drama in the theatre
  • 5.
  • Respect: 1893-1899.
  • David Belasco and The Girl I Left Behind Me.
  • Augustus Thomas and In Mizzoura.
  • Assimilation, train robberies, cowboys, and ladies
  • 6.
  • Reemergence: 1870-1872.
  • Dominance: 1899-1906.
  • Arizona.
  • The Virginian
  • Across the Continent.
  • Horizon.
  • Kit, the Arkansas Traveller
  • 2.
  • Explosion: 1872-1876.
  • Buffalo Bill.
Control code
45446514
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 281 pages
Isbn
9780521793209
Lccn
00065138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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